Welcome to Liang Zhang's Journal Article Liang Zhang has 25+ publications and 1100+ citations according to Google Scholar. Homepage Design Resource Blog Publication Journal Conference Advising 2021 - Present 2019 - 2020 2017 - 2018 2016 and Prior Journal, 2021 - Present W. Liu, L. Zhang and N. Ansari, “Joint Laser Charging and DBS Placement for Downlink Communications,” accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, Oct. 2021. L. Zhang and N. Ansari, “Optimizing the Operation Cost for UAV-aided Mobile Edge Computing,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 70, no. 6, pp. 6085-6093, Jun. 2021. Journal, 2019 - 2020 L. Zhang and N. Ansari, “Latency-Aware IoT Service Provisioning in UAV-Aided Mobile-Edge Computing Networks,” IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 7, no. 10, pp. 10573-10580, Oct. 2020. L. Zhang and N. Ansari, “Optimizing the Deployment and Throughput of DBSs for Uplink Communications,” IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology, vol. 1, pp. 18-28, Jan. 2020. N. Ansari and L. Zhang, “Flexible Backhaul-aware DBS-aided HetNet with IBFD Communications (invited paper),” ICT Express, Mar. 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icte.2019.08.003 N. Ansari, Q. Fan, X. Sun and L. Zhang, “ SoarNet,” in IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 37-43, Dec. 2019. L. Zhang and N. Ansari, “Approximate Algorithms for 3-D Placement of IBFD Enabled Drone-mounted Base-Stations,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 68, no. 8, pp. 7715-7722, Jun. 2019. L. Zhang and N. Ansari, “A Framework for 5G Networks with In-band Full-duplex Enabled Drone-mounted Base-stations,” IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 121-127, Oct. 2019. L. Zhang and N. Ansari, “On the Number and 3-D Placement of In-Band Full-Duplex Enabled Drone-mounted Base-stations,” IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 221-224, Feb. 2019. Journal, 2017 - 2018 L. Zhang, Q. Fan and N. Ansari, “3-D Drone-Base-Station Placement with In-Band Full-Duplex Communications,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 22, no. 9, pp. 1902-1905, Sept. 2018. L. Zhang, T. Han and N. Ansari, “Energy-Aware Virtual Machine Management in Inter-Datacenter Networks Over Elastic Optical Infrastructure,” IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 305-315, Mar. 2018. Journal, 2016 and Prior L. Zhang, N. Ansari and A. Khreishah, “Anycast Planning in Space Division Multiplexing Elastic Optical Networks With Multi-Core Fibers,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 20, no. 10, pp. 1983-1986, Oct. 2016. P. Lu, L. Zhang, X. Liu, J. Yao and Z. Zhu, “Highly efficient data migration and backup for big data applications in elastic optical inter-data-center networks,” IEEE Network, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 36-42, Sept. 2015. L. Zhang and Z. Zhu, “Spectrum-Efficient Anycast in Elastic Optical Inter-Datacenter Networks,” Optical Switching and Networking (Elsevier), vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 250-259, Aug. 2014. Z. Zhu, W. Lu, L. Zhang and N. Ansari, “Dynamic Service Provisioning in Elastic Optical Networks with Hybrid Single-/Multi-Path Routing,” Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 15-22, Jan. 2013. Z. Zhu, X. Chen, F. Ji, L. Zhang, F. Farahmand and J. P. Jue, “Energy Efficient Translucent Optical Transport Networks With Mixed Regenerator Placement,” Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 30, no. 19, pp. 3147-3156, Oct. 2012.